Red Velvet Fudge

Red Velvet Fudge. This heart-shaped Red Velvet Fudge is incredibly easy to make! It uses marshmallow fluff so you can have fudge without all the fuss! Get the recipe at cravingsofalunatic.com !

This heart-shaped Red Velvet Fudge is incredibly easy to make! It uses marshmallow fluff so you can have fudge without all the fuss! I think that secret is out. I love fudge. I am always playing around with new ideas and experimenting with recipes. I think my favourite fudge is a classic chocolate old fashioned fudge. The kind that requires a candy thermometer. I'm old school. However I know a lot of folks prefer easier recipes. So I also enjoy experimenting with no bake fudge recipes, or … [Read more...]

No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Bars {Real Housemoms}

No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Bars | cravingsofalunatic.com | These no bake cherry cheesecake bars are sure to be a hit with family and friends. Whip up a batch today!

These no bake cherry cheesecake bars are sure to be a hit with family and friends. Whip up a batch today! I am such a sucker for cherry flavoured desserts. Cherry cheesecake is one of my favourite things in the whole wide world. I can never get enough of it. If it was socially acceptable to each it for lunch every day I totally would. There is just something about cheesecake that just brings on "the happy". It's hard to be in a bad mood while eating cheesecake. I mean think about … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip and Pistachio Cookies {Food Fanatic}

Chocolate Chip and Pistachio Cookies | cravingsofalunatic.com | Chocolate and Pistachios go together perfectly. These fabulous cookies are chock full of sweet chocolate chips and crunchy pistachios. Perfection!

Chocolate and Pistachios go together perfectly. These fabulous cookies are chock full of sweet chocolate chips and crunchy pistachios. Perfection! If you read my blog on a regular basis you have probably figured out I'm a bit of a pistachio nut. Pun intended! I love those little green nuts. I've been munching on them for longer than I care admit. I've eaten more of them than any one person should ever admit to. My first crack at noshing on pistachios came when I was in grade … [Read more...]

Cream Cheese Chocolate Fudge with Pistachios {Food Fanatic}

Chocolate Cream Cheese Fudge with Pistachios | This recipe is so easy to make. It's made with cream cheese and done in the microwave. Add some chopped pistachios for some added crunch!

This recipe is so easy to make. It's made with cream cheese and done in the microwave. Add some chopped pistachios for some added crunch! I absolutely adore fudge. I'm super addicted to it. It's just one of those things you can't make enough of. I love a good traditional fudge, the kind you need a candy thermometer and a ton of patience to pull off. However, sometimes I just do not have the time, nor the patience to make a good old fashioned, traditional fudge. When that happens I … [Read more...]

Chocolate and Peppermint Fudge {Food Fanatic}

Easy Chocolate and Peppermint Fudge | This fudge is so easy to make, just 3 ingredients and you've got a treat that will impress your family and friends.

This fudge is so easy to make, just 3 ingredients and you've got a treat that will impress your family and friends. I love peppermint. It's a crazy, stupid kind of love. It borders on obsession really. And I'm totally okay with that. There is something about the smell of peppermint. It snaps me out of any bad mood. It puts a smile on my face. It makes me mellow out. I dig that. I also totally dig chocolate. I happen to be Food Fanatic's Chocolate Fanatic. This in one of my monthly … [Read more...]

White Chocolate and Milk Chocolate Peppermint Dip {Food Fanatic}

White Chocolate and Milk Chocolate Peppermint Dip | So simple to make, this dip combines cream cheese, marshmallow fluff and two kinds of chocolate mixed with peppermint for a holiday twist.

So simple to make, this dip combines cream cheese, marshmallow fluff and two kinds of chocolate mixed with peppermint for a holiday twist. Hey peeps, I have another fabulous recipe contribution happening over at Food Fanatic this month. This one is my Double Chocolate Peppermint Dip. You can see the recipe, and read more of my ramblings over at Food Fanatic or here on my blog. The recipe is featured on my site, and theirs. I am one of their monthly contributors. I'm their resident … [Read more...]

Chocolate Coconut Cookies {Food Fanatic}

Chocolate Coconut Cookies | Chocolate coconut cookies filled with fluffy coconut cream cheese, and coconut garnish. Simple to make and utterly delicious to munch on.

Chocolate coconut cookies filled with fluffy coconut cream cheese, and coconut garnish. Simple to make and utterly delicious to munch on. I am a total chocolate fanatic. These Chocolate Coconut Cookies are a recipe I made for Food Fanatic. I am their resident Chocolate Fanatic. It's a pretty cool gig. Not going to lie. I just love my job. Every. Single. Day. It just so happens I'm also a coconut fanatic. So I decided to combine the two things. It's the perfect cookie. Chocolate cookies … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Skillet Cookie {Food Fanatic}

Chocolate Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie | There is nothing quite like a skillet cookie, this Chocolate Peanut Butter version is a crowd pleaser. Incredibly easy to make, whip one up today!

There is nothing quite like a skillet cookie, this Chocolate Peanut Butter version is a crowd pleaser. Incredibly easy to make, whip one up today! Hello my fellow Chocolate Fanatics. I'm hitting you with another fabulous cookie contribution for Food Fanatic. I happen to be their Chocolate Fanatic, which I have to admit is a pretty cool job. I get to play with chocolate recipes, for a living. My job is sort of rad. Not going to lie. This Peanut Butter and Chocolate Skillet Cookie is something … [Read more...]

Santa Cookies aka No Bake Coconut Macaroon Cookies

Santa Cookies aka No Bake Coconut Macaroon Cookies

Simple to make, these cookies will be a sure hit with your family, friends, and the big man himself. Hey peeps, it's Cookie Time on the blogosphere. All us bloggers are mixing up tons of cookies for the holidays. We aim to please. I'm in cookie heaven with these ones. These are no bake coconut macaroon cookies, but they have extra chocolate mixed in them. We call them Santa Cookies around here. We put them out for Santa each year. Santa just loves these cookies. He cannot get … [Read more...]

No Bake Chocolate and Peppermint Cheesecakes: Guest Post for Cupcakes and Kale Chips #giveaway

No Bake Chocolate and Peppermint Cheesecakes | Easy to make no bake mini chocolate cheesecakes with peppermint. Perfect for the holidays!

Easy to make no bake mini chocolate cheesecakes with peppermint. Perfect for the holidays, or any day of the week! Today I have the distinct pleasure of guest posting for a friend of mine. My buddy Brianne of Cupcakes and Kale Chips has recently embarked on a new adventure. Her hubby landed a fabulous new job so they picked up and moved. Quite an endeavour with young kids, and so close to the holidays. So huge congrats, and hats off to Brianne and her family. So happy for … [Read more...]

Homemade Snickers Cheesecake Bars

Snickers Cheesecake Bars by Cravings of a Lunatic | These Snickers Bars are layered with chocolate, cheesecake filling, caramel, peanuts and more chocolate. It's sheer perfection.

These Snickers Bars are layered with chocolate, cheesecake filling, caramel, peanuts and more chocolate. It's sheer perfection.  I love chocolate. I love cheesecake. I love caramel. I love peanuts. I love more chocolate. Most of all I love Snickers Bars. If we have any Snickers in the house they never last long. It's one of my favourite chocolate bars. Since I was young. So I've loved them for a LONG time.  So when I was baking the other day I decided to make … [Read more...]

Easy Monster Fudge

Halloween Monster Fudge | Easy microwave fudge swirled with fun colours, topped with icing and transformed into cute little monsters!

Easy microwave fudge swirled with fun colours, topped with icing and transformed into cute little monsters! I'm a bad food blogger. I have yet to jump on the Halloween bandwagon this year. Until today. So I figured if you're going to do a thing, do it just a little bit different. I opted not to use orange or black for the fudge. Instead I went with bright colours. You could do this with orange, or with black. Whatever floats your Halloween boat. I just like cute colours. It's the girl … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bark with Reese’s Pieces: Food Fanatic

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bark with Reese's Pieces | There is something about peanut butter combined with chocolate that makes perfect sense. Toss some Reese's Pieces into the mix and it's sheer perfection!

There is something about peanut butter combined with chocolate that makes perfect sense. Toss some Reese's Pieces into the mix and its sheer perfection! I seriously love bark. I am completely obsessed with bark. I cannot get enough bark. I suppose everyone has their weaknesses. Mine is definitely chocolate. So much so that I contribute as a Chocolate Fanatic over at Food Fanatic. I love being their Chocolate Fanatic. It could not possibly be a better fit for me. Especially when I get to … [Read more...]

Banana Coconut Sweet Bread: Guest Post for Food Babbles

Banana Coconut Sweet Bread | This Banana-Coconut Sweet Bread is incredibly easy to make. It uses coconut in each element to really give it a tropical twist. Enjoy!

This Banana Coconut Sweet Bread is incredibly easy to make. It uses coconut in each element to really give it a tropical twist. Enjoy! This sweet bread recipe is one of our favourites. It's one I've been making for about 15 years. It takes my Mom's Banana Bread recipe and changes it up a little bit. The addition of coconut comes from my extreme love of all things coconut. I am a coconut recipe fiend. I can never get enough of it. I made this recipe for my friend, Kate. She blogs at … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Chicken Wings

Slow Cooker Chicken Wings | These wings are cooked in the slow cooker with root beer and barbecue sauce, then slathered in more sauce, sprinkled with brown sugar, and browned for just a few minutes. Absolutely delightful!

These wings are cooked in the slow cooker with root beer and barbecue sauce, then  slathered in more sauce, sprinkled with brown sugar, and browned for just a few minutes. Absolutely delightful! Oh sweet mother of chicken wings. These little beauties are going to knock your socks off. Seriously, people. These things are out of this world. I'd pat myself on the back but my hands are covered in barbecue sauce. Ah, screw it, I'm throwing caution to the wind, and my shirt in the trash. Some … [Read more...]

Chocolate Tacos

Chocolate Tacos filled with vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream, whipped cream and strawberries. I used magnolia lace cookies made with cocoa so they had the crunch of a hard taco. Absolutely amazing, you must try these!

Chocolate Tacos filled with vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream, whipped cream and strawberries. I used magnolia lace cookies made with cocoa so they had the crunch of a hard taco. Absolutely amazing, you must try these! #sorrynotsorry Not even a little. If you do not like sugar... move along. If you do not like chocolate... move along. This recipe is indulgent, delicious and a fabulous weekend treat. … [Read more...]

Mini Pizza Sandwiches: Guest Post for It’s a Keeper

Mini Pizza Sandwiches- These adorable little Mini Pizza Sandwiches are perfect for game day, or for an afternoon snack. Grill them for the full tailgate experience. You'll thank me for it!

These adorable little Mini Pizza Sandwiches are perfect for game day, or for an afternoon snack. Grill them for the full tailgate experience. You'll thank me for it! Okay folks, these little sandwiches are going to knock your socks off. They are absolutely delicious. The added bonus is they are super easy to make. And quick. You can have these ready so fast you'll think you made a mistake. But trust me, you didn't. They are meant to be that quick to make. These are born of necessity. … [Read more...]

Bourbon Apple Cider: Guest Post by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts #BoozeWeek

Bourbon Apple Cider by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts: Guest Post on Cravings of a Lunatic | Turn fresh apple cider into the perfect fall cocktail!

Turn fresh apple cider into the perfect fall cocktail! Welcome to Day 6 of Booze Week. Today is the last day for this round. Don't fret though, Boozy Desserts Week kicks off again in October. This one is the Halloween Edition of Boozy Desserts Week and will take place from October 20 to 24. You're welcome! Today my special guest is the talented Erin Sellin of Dinners, Dishes and Desserts. Erin is a really good friend of mine, in and out of blogging. She's amazing, always so open and … [Read more...]

Spiced Plum Jam & Gin Cocktail: Guest Post by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen #BoozeWeek

Spiced Plum Jam & Gin Cocktail: Guest Post by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen on Cravings of a Lunatic

Look into your pantry for an incredibly easy and impressive fall cocktail to make, such as Plum Jam & Gin Cocktail! Welcome to Day 5 of Booze Week. Today my special guest blogger is Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. My regular readers know me and Susan are blogging buddies. We do theme weeks like Christmas Week, Cookie Week and Ice Cream Week together. We always have a blast. I've even had the pleasure of meeting her in person. I adore this lady so very much. So when I was … [Read more...]

Sage Smash Gin and Tonic: Guest Post by Isabelle of Crumb #BoozeWeek

Sage Smash Gin and Tonic: Guest Post by Crumb, on Cravings of a Lunatic

The Sage Smash adds muddles grapes and fresh sage leaves to the classic gin and tonic for a refreshing fall cocktail. Welcome to Day 4 of Booze Week Part Deux. I'm home from my blogging conference now. Super tired from all our adventures. Let's just say Seattle's stores got a boost this past weekend. My friends and I shopped till we dropped, and it takes a lot to drop us. So we're having a blast for Booze Week, my friends are whipping up some amazing drinks. Today we have the lovely and … [Read more...]

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